a good programming text editor (not IDE)

Roel Schroeven rschroev_nospam_ml at fastmail.fm
Thu Jun 15 21:47:50 CEST 2006

John Salerno schreef:
> Sybren Stuvel wrote:
>> Vim is definitely the best. If you're a GUI man, you can use GVim.
> Ok, you guys are slowly converting me, but I do have one question: which 
> "version" of VIM should I use, or does it matter? I mean, there seem to 
> be at least two versions, a text version and the GUI version you 
> mention. Are the options shared between the two, or is it that you are 
> more or less "set" in one once you choose it, and if you move to the 
> other you have to redefine your preferences, etc.?

Some settings are GUI-specific, such as font and window size, but the 
rest is the same. You can easily copy your preferences file between 
different systems and use it with both vim and gvim (text mode vim will 
just ignore the GUI settings).

If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood
on the shoulders of giants.  -- Isaac Newton

Roel Schroeven

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